WordPress Carousel


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WordPress Carousel is a Powerful Carousel plugin for WordPress that enables you to create beautiful carousel using your regular media uploader. This plugin has nice combination in WordPress regular gallery.

Default WordPress gallery shortcode is [gallery ids="39,38,37,36,35,34,31"]. Just add ‘wcf’ before the gallery text. So, your shortcode will be [wcfgallery ids="39,38,37,36,35,34,31"]. Easy enough!

You can add unlimited carousel in page or post or anywhere you want.

Plugin Features:

  • Fully Responsive and Mobile friendly.
  • Lightweight, fast & powerful.
  • AutoPlay on/off.
  • Show/hide navigation arrow in the carousel.
  • Show/hide bullets or pagination dots.
  • Multiple slideshows (supports more than one carousel per page).
  • Control number of carousel items in different devices.
  • Translation Ready.
  • Compatible with any theme.
  • Developer friendly & easy to customize.
  • SEO friendly & optimized for speed.
  • Support all modern browsers: Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari etc.
  • Free basic support.
  • And much more.

WordPress Carousel PRO

WordPress Carousel Pro is the most beginner friendly multi-purpose WordPress Carousel plugin to slide images, Posts, WooCommerce Products, Contents (Images, Text, HTML, Shortcodes), Video etc. The plugin has own image and content management system and also supports Posts, Pages, Custom Post Type, Taxonomy, Custom Taxonomy, Custom Contents, YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, mp4, WebM, self-hosted video with Lightbox. It’s fully responsive, highly customizable and works smoothly on iPhone, iPad, Android, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Edge.

It’s even easier to put images of different height together so the width is dynamic with fixed height so that your site looks pretty.

WordPress Carousel Pro vastly improves user experience and lets you create the following type of beautiful carousel sliders:

  • Image Carousel
  • Post Carousel
  • Product Carousel
  • Content Carousel (Images, Text, HTML, Shortcodes etc.)
  • Video Carousel

Pro Version Key Features

  • Fully Responsive and Touch-friendly.
  • Advanced Shortcode Generator.
  • Slide Anything. (e.g. image, post, product, content, video, text, HTML, Shortcodes etc.)
  • Display posts from multiple Categories, Tags, Formats, or Types. (e.g. Latest, Taxonomies, Specific etc.).
  • Add Unlimited Carousels. (e.g. post, page, custom template, widget or anywhere you want.)
  • 840+ Google Fonts (Advanced Typography).
  • Enable/Disable option for Google Font loading.
  • 100+ Advanced Styling and Visual Customization options.
  • Drag & Drop ordering image, content, video.
  • Image Internal and External Links.
  • Image Carousel (with caption and description.)
  • Image Content Position (Bottom, Right, and Overlay).
  • Show/hide image caption and description.
  • Slide border and inner padding.
  • Lightbox functionality for images.
  • Lightbox images group by the view.
  • Smart lazy-loading option for images.
  • GrayScale effect for images.
  • Soft and Hard cropping option for image.
  • Set equal or fixed height with CSS for images.
  • Variable width option in the carousel.
  • Image Title Attribute option.
  • Post Carousel.
  • Show the standard post contents or select which content you want to display. (Title, image, excerpt, read more, category, date, author, tags, comments etc.)
  • Post excerpt and full content display option.
  • Show Post Content with Words Limit.
  • Show/hide read more button.
  • Read more button text customization option.
  • WooCommerce Product Carousel.
  • Product content position (Bottom, right, overlay)
  • Filter by different product types. (e.g. latest, categories, specific products etc.).
  • Show/hide the standard product contents. (Product name, image, price, excerpt, read more, rating, add to cart etc.).
  • Limit product description.
  • Post order (Ascending & Descending) and order by ID, date, random, title, modified etc.
  • Content Carousel
  • Slide anything you want based on your website. (e.g. images, text, HTML, shortcodes, any custom contents etc.)
  • Video Carousel.
  • Video icon color.
  • Add video caption and description.
  • Custom CSS field to override styles.
  • Display carousel section title.
  • Set margin-bottom for the section title.
  • Scripts Enqueue or Dequeue options to avoid conflicts.
  • Carousel Mode (standard and ticker).
  • AutoPlay on/off.
  • Control AutoPlay and Pagination speed.
  • Stop on hover carousel.
  • Infinite looping for the carousel.
  • Touch, swipe or tap on Android, iOS or any other touch devices.
  • Mouse Draggable options.
  • Adaptive height for the carousel.
  • Enable or Disable carousel scroll with tab and keyboard.
  • Set the number of slides to scroll.
  • Show/hide carousel navigation and pagination dots.
  • 8+ Different navigation positions.
  • 6 FontAwesome directional icons.
  • Hide navigation border and background.
  • Set carousel pagination dots margin.
  • Unlimited colors and styling options.
  • Different types of sliding and hover effects.
  • Control carousel column on different devices.
  • Multilingual Ready with WPML, Polylang, qTranslate-x, GTranslate, Google Language Translator, WPGlobus etc.
  • Page Builders Ready: Gutenberg, WPBakery, Elementor, BeaverBuilder, SiteOrgin, Divi builder, LayersWP, MotoPress, CornerStone, Themify Builder and more.
  • Duplicate or clone carousels.
  • Multisite supported.
  • Automatic update integration.
  • Widget ready.
  • RTL supported.
  • Compatible with any theme or extension.
  • Support all browsers: Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari etc.
  • SEO friendly & optimized for speed.
  • Extensive Online docs & Video Tutorials.
  • Fast and friendly support.
  • Any new features we add in the future (which is often).
  • And so much more!

WordPress Carousel Pro – Admin Panel Overview

Premium Support and Documentation

The premium version of the plugin entitles you to get fast, friendly, and priority support with replies posted within 24 hours (without holidays). Please submit a Support Ticket here. This will create a support ticket in our support portal.

For documentation and tutorials go to our Documentation.


Designed and Developed by ShapedPlugin


  • Uploading Media > Creating gallery.
  • Carousel Demo.
  • Premium Version Demo.



  • PHP 5.6 or later
  • MySQL 5.6 or later
  • WordPress 4.3 or later

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working


To do an automatic install of WordPress Carousel, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and
click Add New.
In the search field type “WordPress Carousel”. Once you have found it you can install it by simply
clicking “Install Now” and then “Activate”.


Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  • Download wp-carousel-free.zip
  • Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  • Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  • Select wp-carousel-free.zip from your computer
  • Click ‘Install Now’
  • Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  • Download wp-carousel-free.zip
  • Extract the wp-carousel-free directory to your computer
  • Upload the wp-carousel-free directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to install a WordPress plugin.


Who should use WordPress Carousel?

WordPress Carousel is perfect for photographers, designers, bloggers, different organizations, and small to large businesses. Basically if you want to create a beautiful carousel, then you need to use WordPress Carousel.

How can I create WordPress Carousel?

Installing this plugin as regular WordPress plugin.

After install, you are ready to use carousel in your post, page, widget or anywhere you like. How to create carousel? lets see.

Now we are going to add a carousel in a regular page. Go to Page > Add New. Click on “Add Media”, then you can see media uploader. Now click on “Create gallery, then upload some photos here.”

After adding all necessary information, Click the blue button saying “Create a new gallery”. You can re-organize carousel items here. Ignore the gallery settings, just click the blue button saying “Create Gallery”

Then you will get WordPress default gallery shortcode in your editor, you can’t see gallery shortcode, just click on text editor form right. just add wcf before the gallery shortcode. If your gallery shortcode is [gallery ids=”39,38,37,36,35,34,31″], just add wcf before the gallery text. So your shortcode will look like [wcfgallery ids=”39,38,37,36,35,34,31″]

Now save your page, then visit the newly created page & see something awesome. 🙂

Shortcode attributes

ids                 => use image ids
items               => items limit. default:5
items_desktop       => desktop items limit. default:4
items_desktop_small => small desktop items limit. default:3
items_tablet        => tablet items limit. default:2
items_mobile        => mobile items limit. default:1
bullets             => true / false. default: false
nav                 => true / false. default: true
auto_play           => true / false. default: true
Is WordPress Carousel responsive?

Yes, the WordPress Carousel is 100% responsive & columns structured. You can control to show a number of post columns on different devices.

Should I purchase the Pro version?

WordPress Carousel Pro includes tons of amazing and useful features. If you’re interested to get the WordPress Carousel Pro, Please go to Upgrade to Pro! Page and browse Live Demo.

Is the WordPress Carousel compatible with my theme?

WordPress Carousel works nicely with any theme if themes are developed according to WordPress standard.

How can I get support if the plugin is not working?

If you face any problem with our plugin or something is not working as it should, first follow the preliminary steps:
Test the plugin with a WordPress default theme, to be sure that the error is not caused by the theme you are currently using.

Deactivate all plugins you are using and check if the problem is still occurring.
Ensure that your plugin version and your theme version are updated and the problem you are experiencing has not already been solved in a later plugin update.

If none of the previously listed actions help you solve the problem, then, submit a ticket in the forum and describe your problem accurately, specify WordPress and Plugin versions you are using and any other information that might help us solve your problem as quickly as possible.

PRO version users Support Forum and Free or Lite Version Support Forum.

Where can I report bugs?

Bugs can be reported in our Support Forum.

Do you want to encourage for future improvement?

If you like this plugin, please give us 5 stars to encourage for future improvement



Super Carousel plugin and support

I’ve tried 3 other Gallery / Carousel plugins and this one is by far the easiest, lightweight and does exactly what I want! I had a minor glitch and support was very quick to fix it. Very happy and highly recommend this! Thank you!

It’s simple and it works!

After spending half a day trying to find an image carousel solution for our HOA website, and coming up with only complicated or unfunctioning products, I finally stumbled upon this and it simply works! Glad to have it. May upgrade….

Great plugin and excellent support

I had a tricky issue that I could not resolve but the developers were excellent (and very responsive) helping me identify and fix the issue. Great work guys, thank you.

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  • Fix: Image size issue.


  • Fix: Carousel position issue.


  • Fix: Image max-width issue.


  • Help page updated.


  • Loading broken issue fixed.


  • Multiple carousel on same page issue fixed


  • Add infinite loop
  • Display items limit option
  • Bullets on/off
  • Navigation on/off
  • AutoPlay on/off
  • Small desktop, Tablet, Mobile items limit option


  • Fixed conflict issue for some themes


  • PHP code cleaning


  • Fixed navigation css issue


  • Fixed navigation issue


  • Fixed error


  • Fixed autoPlay


  • First Release